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FOX Business
Jan 24, 2013 9:00pm EST
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CNN
Jan 25, 2013 4:00pm EST
somebody in main street, but while georgia is the so-called red state, president obama was able to get more than 45% of the vote there. i assume that we are going have a credible democrat who will seek the party's nomination. >> it's interesting that the conservative was afraid that even more conservative republicans may challenge him and he decided time to move on. let's move on ourselves. jeb bush the former florida governor cowrote a piece of the "wall street journal" calling for comprehensive immigration reform among other things, writing this. some tell us makers are calling for piece meal changes such as issuing visas or conferring legal status of immigrants who were brought in as children. congress should avoid such quick ficks and commit itself instead to comprehensive immigration reform. the decision to in effect join the president who is calling for immigration reform, what does it say to you? >> i know another president whose name was bush in a similar spot. that's where i am. i don't care if it happens irchg relatally or comprehensively. the coalition can make it happen. it
ABC
Jan 25, 2013 4:00am EST
. thanks, glory. >>> the threat from north korea will soon be john kerry's headache. president obama's nominee for secretary of state, testified yesterday at a senate confirmation hearing on capitol hill. but he fielded more questions about iran's nuclear program and about syria and pakistan. kerry is expected to sail through the confirmation vote some time next week. >>> and gun control advocates are urging the public to get behind tough, new legislation, just unveiled yesterday. senator dianne feinstein introduced the law that would ban 157 types of assault weapons. the nra and their congressional allies are unlikely to approve them. >>> and the senate has some new rules this morning to curb filibusters, which are used to block bills and nominations. senators overwhelmingly approved the new rule, which reduce but don't eliminate the number of times a filibuster can be used by the minority party. in return, the majority will to allow two minority amendments to bills. >>> and rhode island statehouse, lawmakers applauded after passing a bill to allow gay marriages. rhode island is the o
MSNBC
Jan 25, 2013 9:00am EST
states that they've lost in the past two presidential cycles. your example of virginia, president obama won the state by four percentage points, won it by 150,000 votes. but by allocating the electoral votes by congressional district, mitt romney would have won nine electoral votes in virginia to barack obama's four. if you take that entire system nationally, emory university pointed o out that mitt romney would have won 272 electoral votes to barack obama's 276 electoral votes to barack obama's 262. mitt romney would have been the president of the united states. this is fundamentally changing the rules. this would be like saying, we want the nfl to change the rules, a quarterback can no longer run in the offense anymore. >> democrats have brought this up before, but in this day and age, with twitter, and with everything such in focus, do you think republicans can really push this through, or will the public outcry be so much to say, look, president obama won by hundreds of thousands of votes in virginia. why could you do this? >> luke, that remains the to be seen. "the washington post"
FOX Business
Jan 24, 2013 10:00pm EST
to discuss john kerry's appointment to the secretary of state and what he means to obama foreign policy. we will be talking to a man who put the fate of the keystone pipeline and the fate of the president's hands. we have dave heineman with his approval to give president obama a second chance. we begin with the obama party is campaign to ban assault weapons. they not only want to ban assault weapons but certain handouts. for more on what the democrats are trying to do to our second amendment rights, we bring in shannon bream. reporter: senator dianne feinstein acknowledges that it will be an uphill battle. this new measure would ban the sale and manufacture and transfer and importation of 157 specific garments, along with a broader group of other guns that will meet at a lower threshold for being classified as an assault weapon is the sale and transfer and gifting of anything classified as an assault weapon. >> no weapon is taken from anyone. the purpose is to try up the supply of these weapons over time. therefore there is no sunset on the spell of. reporter: the children in the
MSNBC
Jan 25, 2013 2:00pm PST
win. the 2012 result that looked like this in the five battleground states where obama won all the electoral states would look like this. that's all they have to do. if you can't get people to vote for you, you stack the deck. >>> let me finish with the collection of memorabilia about the life of jack kennedy. big story there. and this is "hardball," the place for politics. i even wrote a play about that. my symptoms were a pain in my abdomen and periods that were heavier and longer than usual for me. if you have symptoms that last two weeks or longer, be brave, go to the doctor. ovarian and uterine cancers are gynecologic cancers. symptoms are not the same for everyone. i got sick...and then i got better. i have obligations. cute tobligations, but obligations.g. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio. what i really need is sleep. introducing the ishares core, building blocks for the heart of your portfolio. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment obj
FOX Business
Jan 25, 2013 12:00am EST
medical marijuana. two states, colorado and washington state support legalization. president obama admits that he got high and smoke. and now he is locking people up for doing what he did. >> he thinks it's funny that he got away with it and it's ruining other people's lives. the federal government should never been involved in this area. john: what is ruining other people's lives? >> they are getting locked up and prosecuted for the things that he did and he thinks it's funny. he is in charge to make sure that those institutions go forward. the federal government should have no involvement. let the state to represent the people that make those decisions on their own. >> the president did also say that he has bigger fish to fry than people smoking a joint in colorado. so we will see. >> what they want is to create a nation of criminals and unsure of who will be prosecuted. they do it not only with marijuana and drug policy, but all areas create we get so much over criminalization is creating homes for all of us. john: let's talk about guns. since the connecticut school shooting, there is
CSPAN
Jan 25, 2013 1:00am EST
enjoy. >> coming up on c-span, president obama's secretary of state choice. and leon panetta announced the ban lifted on women serving in combat. >> on the next "washington journal" biill kristol. then we look at the state of gay rights in the u.s. with kevin cathcart. and the ongoing affect the drought is having in the u.s.. less, your e-mails, phone calls, and tweets. >> personal finance started in the 1930s with sylvia order. -- porter. the 1930s are known for everything from the hard economic times and you see alcoholics anonymous to getting rich to various social activist movements. fascism and communism both have a huge appeal. sylvia porter developed personal finance. our goal is to educate people so that the great depression will never happen again. it is an idea that we can teach people the skills and that if we learn these skills, we would all be ok. >> the dark side of the personal finance world with helaine olen. like us on facebook. >> secretary of state nominee, john kerry, appeared before the senate foreign relations committee. during this three hour and 15 minute hearin
FOX News
Jan 25, 2013 9:00am EST
for law and justice is circulating a petition that urges president obama and the state department and every member of congress to right fight for his freedom. that petition has over 232,000 signatures but their options are limited since the u.s. and iran have no diplomatic relation, bill. bill: that is tricky one, peter. next hour i mentioned this we'll talk to the pastor's wife and jordan sekulow you heard in peter's report. to figure out where this man is and help he is getting. there is a medical condition of concern. perhaps is it possible the iranians took him to a different prison to get the medical treatment? that is something we're trying to figure out. martha: normal course of events they would say that and explain that to his family which they have not. a lot of attention need to be put on that story. we'll talk to her later on as bill just said. we're just getting started this morning on a busy friday. look at that. a daring attempt to save a 14-year-old boy clinging to a tree as raining waters are swirling around him. wait until you see what happens. bill: nebraska's gover
MSNBC
Jan 25, 2013 8:00am PST
, news that president obama will appear jointly with outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton for an interview this sunday on "60 minutes." now in the next 60 minutes, the president is expected to formally name his pick for his next chief of staff. dennis mcdonough, the president's current deputy national security adviser. a lot to get to this friday. we'll dig in and say good morning to today's political power panel from the white house, nbc news correspondent kristen welker, perry bacon, also political editor of the grio. cnbc contributor and b.e.t. columnist keith boykin and msnbc contributor robert, former senior adviser to president bush and assistant dean at georgetown university. all right, gang. we are all together and a lot to talk about. first thing i want to get to is about the vice president's push to get on the road and talk about gun control. each one of us needs to speck up and demand action. doesn't matter whether you live in a big city or a small town like newtown, connecticut. when our fellow americans are victims of senseless violence, we all pull together as on
FOX News
Jan 25, 2013 4:00pm EST
president of the united states of america, barack obama. applause [bleep] >> well, forget the healthcare law. this might be an even bigger deal for you. the president and hillary clinton sitting down for their first joint interview. the president just -- he hasn't done a joint interview with anyone other than the first lady, a sign joe says might be a go -- no-go for 2016. i don't suspect he is happy about this. >> i don't think so. maybe joe biden will drive the two of them to the interview. i don't know. but, look, biden obviously would like to be president obama's successor. one assumes hillary clinton would like to be that successor, and so who gets that first joint interview outside the first family? hillary clinton. joe biden can't be pleased with that. >> the timing is very interesting, is it not? >> well, this is hillary hillary clinton's val disk. i assume this is president obama's way of saying hale and farewell' and thank you for a job well done. it brings up a bigger question. president obama, if both of these two candidates run, is going to have to make a choice.
ABC
Jan 25, 2013 2:35am EST
hill. president obama's pick for secretary of state answered questions for four hours. kerry says that u.s. foreign policy should be defined by helping hand, as well as by military strength. even with iran stopping its nuclear program, kerry said diplomacy is still an option. >> we will do what we must do to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, and i repeat here today, our policy is not containment. it is prevention. >> the senate foreign relations committee is expected to approve kerry's nomination early next week. the full senate could vote a few days after. >> which means he would take over for hillary clinton some time in early february. according to some analysts, there was no grand vision that he laid out during the four-hour hearing yesterday, but certainly with iran, with syria, with north korea, his plate, as they often are for secretaries of state, it will be more than full here. >> he certainly is a seasoned politician. and hillary clinton testified yesterday and gave her stamp of approval. so he will be confirmed. >> oh, yeah. there's no -- he's going to get i
CNN
Jan 25, 2013 1:00pm PST
red. obama wins huge in 2012. look at the red. if all 50 states allocated electoral college votes, guess what, mitt romney would have won 273 to 262. obama still would have beat john mccain, but by a smaller margin. if you look at the state of ohio, the president carries it with 51%, but mitt romney carried 12 of the congressional districts. this state is considering a bill that is not winner take all. do it by congressional district. the air comes out and another state of virginia. the governor said he doesn't support this law. not enough support this law. in the state of virginia again, president obama narrowly carries it. if you look at it here, it's 7 of 11. mitt romney carried 7 of the 11 and he would have won the majority. if you pull out to the country by congressional district, in all 50 states, mitt romney is the president today. this appears to be dying a little bit. if you did have a change like this, look at it. what would change? democrats would be down campaigning in places like alabama and georgia. any of these voting rights states that have african american distric
Current
Jan 25, 2013 3:00am PST
, wisconsin, florida, and ohio. what those have in common those are all states obama won twice and states that republicans did very well in, in 20s 10. those are republican governors you have these crazy maps. in pennsylvania, obama won by over five points. but republicans got 13 of the 18 congressional districts. in michigan, obama won by over 10 points but the republicans still control the majority of the congressional seats. so you saw these very sophisticated gerrymandering operations even in the states where democrats did well. nationwide, democrats won 1.4 billion votes in the house than republicans did. even though democrats did thes well in many of these states >> bill: democrats -- democratic candidates for congress won how many more than republicans? >> 1.4 million votes. >> 1.4 million votes than republicans and yet republicans control the house? >> that's right. they have a 33-seat majority, which is a large majority. >> bill: ridiculous. >> this is ril i can lus. i did the math on this and we found that democrats would have to win by over 7 points. like that's a landslide like wha
Comedy Central
Jan 24, 2013 7:30pm PST
-israel administration in the history of the state of israel. >> jon: oh, for -- all obama did was on the settlement gently suggest they maybe reconsider building -- you know what technically that does make him the most anti-israel president in the history of the united states i forgot toll gently suggest that is not allowed. anyone who opposed or puts day or any other type of light between themselves and benjamin netanyahu or his april genda is an enemy of israel. you wouldn't believe where some of israel's enemies are turning up. >> big political news overseas. >> did he not cruise to an easy victory. >> the conservative party side tour 60 seats each in parliament. >> jon: oh, my god! 60% of israel is antisemitic. how did this snap netanyahu had chuck norris on his team. how did the center left pull the upset? [ laughter ] did not see that coming. ,x[cheers and applause] >> jon: welcome back. my guest tonight an associate professor of aeronautics and aft troa naughtics at d astronautics you can catch her on rise of drone. >> the united states air force calls them remotely piloted ai
CBS
Jan 25, 2013 12:00pm EST
restrictions on firearms. senate republican leader mitch mcconnell released a robo call in his home state of kentucky. >> president obama and his team are doing every to restrict your constitutional rights to keep and bear arms. >> reporter: blanch lincoln to like to see lawmakers find a compromise. >> there's plausible regulations that need to be put in place, it needs to be done in a reasonable fashion. and there's good people in the middle that know and understand that. >> reporter: the obama administration is trying to rally public support to put pressure on congress, but it will be a challenge getting lawmakers from pro gun states to support an assault weapons ban. tara mergenner, cbs news, washington. >>> president obama is also expected to go on the road and campaign for gun control. >>> thousands against abortion are on the national mall and the stems of the supreme court, maaing the 40th anniversary of roe versus wade. the annual march for life is a rallying cry for people strongly against abortion. former republican, rick santorum, is expected to speak at the rally today. suppor
PBS
Jan 24, 2013 10:00pm PST
day's major stories. now, back to gwen. >> ifill: president obama's nominee for secretary of state - - senator john kerry -- took the first step toward senate confirmation today. newshour congressional correspondent kwame holman reports. >> reporter: for john kerry, it was a day long in coming. the diplomat's son, veteran senator, and former democratic presidential nominee has been considered a potential secretary of state for years. >> you've almost lived your tire life for this moment. >> reporter: indeed, key first appeared before the senate foreign relations committee in 1971, as a vietnam veteran challenging senators over the war. >> we cannot fight communism all over the world and i think we should have learnt that lesson by now. >> reporter: now, the massachusetts democrat chairs the committee, and he warned today that the u.s. must put its fiscal house in order, to lead in the age of an emerging china and the arab awakening. >> it is urgent that we show people in the rest of the world that we can get our business done in an effective and timely way. every day that goes by w
CNN
Jan 25, 2013 8:00am PST
big challenge for president obama for the united states as he starts his second administration. how to stoop nuclear proliferation. whether it's here or in north korea. it has to happen through negotiations. chinese who are america's biggest ally and north korea's biggest ally in this situation now say their north korean friend is beginning to tick them off and the chinese are the only ones who have the leverage to get them to behave. >> so the noose is tightening around this oddball young man who some thought maybe there'll be a change. we're flat out of time. you're wonderful. will you come back? >> any time. >> i like this woman. she's terrific. good to see you. back after this. but now i'm sig the heartburn blues. hold on, prilosec isn't for fast relief. cue up alka-seltzer. it stops heartburn fast. ♪ oh what a relief it is! your doctor will say get smart about your weight. that's why there's glucerna hunger smart shakes. they have carb steady, with carbs that digest slowly to help minimize blood sugar spikes. [ male announcer ] glucerna hunger smart. a smart way to help manag
CBS
Jan 25, 2013 6:30pm EST
worked very hard but i lost and then president obama asked me to be secretary of state and i said yes and why did he ask me and why did i say yes? because we both love our country. >> pelley: steve also asked whether this joint interview was an endorsement. you'll hear that and the rest of the president and the secretary this sunday on "60 minutes". the dual interview was so unusual we just had to bring in bob schieffer, our chief washington correspondent and anchor of "face the nation." bob, what do you think? >> schieffer: well (laughs) other than to take the president at his word, anything i would offer as to why they decided to do this would be just pure speculation. but it's very unusual for the president, any president, to say i want to do an interview but i want to bring a friend. i'm sure steve must have been surprised. presidents generally don't want to share the spotlight with anybody. but the president, you heard him, said he wanted to say thanks, that's sort of sweet. secretary clinton said it showed a nice thing about democracy, that was kind of nice. it's bound, though,
PBS
Jan 24, 2013 6:30pm PST
. senator john kerry is president obama's choice for the next secretary of state. he has been quizzed by senators ahead of his recommendation. >> the issues like climate change and fighting disease are also priorities. he's expected to easily win approval for the job from the senate. to syria where authorities have called for a million-man prayer at mosques on friday in an effort to stem anti-regime demonstrations. >> the embattled president was also shown on state television praying with syria's spiritual leader to mark the birthday of the prophet mohammad. the fighting around damascus and other cities continues. a french woman who faced 60 years in a mexican jail on kidnapping charges is back in france. >> the 38-year-old was welcomed in paris by relatives and supporters. a mexican supreme court ruling on wednesday found that local police violated her human rights during their original investigation seven years ago when she was convicted and jailed for helping her husband run a kidnapping ring. the rhetoric from north korea is getting uglier. the country's military bowling t
CW
Jan 24, 2013 9:00pm CST
, everybody understands what they are. president obama nominated john kerry after secretary of state after hillary clinton announced that she was leaving the states. the state is in a world of hurt i think some people are going to have trouble getting that necessary support to run. one of the opponents already mentioned that he is running. he says he's confident that he did nothing wrong subway taking action after being sued over a foot long sandwiches and a warning about a health app that is supposed to help diagnose a form of cancer. targeting the cause of cancer spread in the body it can erupt in areas separate from the initial diagnosis is the leading cause of cancer deaths now the journal of cancer reports that doctors can decrease scarring in the body and ultimately protect against the spread of breast cancer researchers say their findings also apply to other disorders. women have caught up to men when it comes to cancer a statistic shows that while long cancer rates for men have held steady more women are smoking in starting younkers sold more wong cancer rates for women are on the
KCSMMHZ
Jan 25, 2013 2:30pm PST
ban semi- automatic guns and high capacity ammunition clips in the united states. president obama vowed to tighten gun control after a man killed 20 children and six adults in a shooting in connecticut. >> a court in the u.s. has jailed american man for 35 years for his role in the 2008 mumbai attacks. he admitted to selecting targets for the attacks in which 166 people were killed. he avoided the death penalty after cooperating with u.s. authorities. >> mudslides have killed at least six people in ecuador. the disaster hit a gold mining community in the south of the country after hours of torrential rain. several homes were buried in mud slide. in berlin, the world's biggest agricultural fair is in full swing. international grain week attracts thousands of exhibitors and people keen to know the latest in a world of food. the public in general is becoming more picky about what they buy, and you cannot blame them after all the food scandals in recent years. >> today's shopper wants it all -- the right color, size, shape, and flavor. products on the shelves of modern-day supermarket
FOX News
Jan 25, 2013 2:00pm PST
state. she is going on with obama because they think they will try to deal with some of the things on benghazi. i think that she has decided -- bill may want her to run but i think she decided she doesn't want to run. >> andrea: i don't think it hurts her. i talked to a moderate friend of mine who said, i said what do you think of hillary at the hearings? she said the republicans ganged up on her and she cried. if you remember, the crying works. take a listen to the video that only we found of hillary clinton on wednesday crying. >> for me this is not just a matter of policy. this is personal. it stood next to president obama as the marines carried the flag-draped caskets off the plane at andrews. >> andrea: it sounds familiar, doesn't it? 2008 maybe? >> this is very personal for me. it's not just political. it's not just public. i see what is happening. we have to reverse it. >> bob: what is wrong with that? she next to caskets getting off an airplane and getting choked up. >> andrea: that is not the point. the point i'm making is this. she cried a couple hours later, she won that ne
CSPAN
Jan 24, 2013 8:00pm EST
third and i know will continue to be. president obama has stated again t again and i want to emphasize this, he and i prefer a diplomatic resolution to this challenge and i will work to give diplomacy every effort to d succeed, but no one should mistake our resolve to reduce the nuclear threat. >> in a few moments, dianne feinstein on a bill that will ban certain so-called assault weapons. >> personal-finance has been no start in 1930s with sylvia porter and is a spinoff of the 1930s. the 1930s are not from everything from hard economic times you see everything from alcoholics anonymous in the 1930s to nepal and thinking how they reached a very social activist movement. you know fascism, communism has a huge appeal. sylvia porter develops finance over a period of years and her goal is to educate people so the great depression will never happen again. but it's very much in a buy of its time an idea we can teach people certain skills and if they learn the skills will all be okay. >> california senator dianne feinstein proposed legislation today that would then so-called assault
MSNBC
Jan 24, 2013 10:00pm EST
solve it. >>> considered one of the battleground states although that is going to be changing soon. >> that was president obama in texas. knowing that he couldn't win it. all of texas' 34 electoral votes went to mitt romney and he was playing the long game. and the democrats believe those votes will be worth fighting for in the future. team obama's field director jeremy burd has decided his next job will be turning texas blue. he told politico: >>> as democrats are looking to expand the map, republicans are designciding if you can't beat cheat them. they are moving forward with a plan to change the system from winner take all to congressional district districts one. in november in virginia, president obama won 51% of the popular vote and received all 13 in the system. now here is what would have happened under the proposed 47 plan. president obama would have won 51% of the popular vote but just 4 of those votes. mitt romney would have received the other 9 votes. under the proposal mitt romney would have won 47% of the actual vote but would have been avoided 69% of the state's elect
CBS
Jan 24, 2013 5:30pm PST
leader mitch mcconnell, who released this robo-call in his home state of kentucky. >> president obama and his team are doing everything in their power to "restrict" your constitutional rights to bear and keep arms. >> reporter: and it will be tough for feinstein to win over some democrats from conservative and rural states. what's your message to democrats who oppose this? >> look, the message to democrats is, "see what your silence does? there will be more of these. these aren't going to end." >> reporter: there are more than 2,000 types of hunting and sporting weapons that are not involved or affected by the ban. but, scott, the push for the ban could end up taking a back seat to measures that have more bipartisan support, like a move to strengthen background checks for gun buyers. >> pelley: well, nancy, in senator feinstein's home state the police in fontana, california, are taking a different approach to fighting gun violence. they're arming the officers who protect schools with high- powered semiautomatic rifles. and we asked bill whitaker to tell us more about that. >> it's hea
MSNBC
Jan 25, 2013 6:00pm EST
president obama's affordable care act that is going to now finally start taking effect on the legislative term. now what we're going to see is in states that are allowing the health care changes, that are doing the kinds of things that are allowing the medicaid extension, you're going to see a dramatic impact. and then in states like bobby jindal's where they're standing around the school door with health care reform and have fewer k no, ma'amic opportunities and can't grow in their hospital sick tors and all of that, nen ythen you're going see -- part of it is about the social policy. but the other part of it is their social policy decisions would have economic consequences. >> they are going to feel it in their pocketbook. you know, e.j., something was telling when the senator announced it and he won't run for re-election. and took a shot at his own party. >> now, this is a conservative taking a shot at his own party. >> well, i guess i agree, by the way, with melissa on the health care and people trying to block it. but let me be a little opt mystic here. i do think there are republica
CSPAN
Jan 25, 2013 7:00am EST
good chance of getting reelected in a democratic state that obama has carried. the caller said the democrats are big tent. republicans are as well. i am -- it is hard to know -- no one will say the party should do this or the party should get rid of those people or tell those people to be quiet. that's not the way politics works in america. emerged and they're the ones that help shape it. sometimes they do it contrary to expectations. most people thought it would be clinton in 2008 - -a clinton ian formula, but obama did not do it that way. i give him credit for having the courage of his convictions and had a theory of how okey could could win and he did it. i'm not sure bobby jindal's model is the right model for chris christie. -- or chris christie. it is important to take risks to be contrarian and to accept the fact the republican party will have some different voices. there will be people will say this issue is fundamental and others will say we need to compromise on that one and draw the line here. obviously, we still make arguments and tried to persuade people that this is n
NBC
Jan 25, 2013 6:00pm EST
-all electoral college system in their states that gave president obama a big win. mitt romney would have been closer. a former party chair says forget that, the gop will recover. >> we got a lot of work to do. we've got some cleaning up to do, we've got some making up to do. we've got some stretching out to do to bring some people in. >> reporter: today could be a start. >> leaders say the likely republican plan now is to de-emphasize social issues like abortion and push even harder on a progrowth low-tax program. i'm steve handelsman, news 4. >> a legal setback for president obama today, a federal appeals court ruled he violated the constitution by making three appointments to the national labor relations board while congress was in recess. normally the president isn't allowed to bypass the senate, while senators were not in town when the president decided to fill the vacancies over the holidays, the senate was technically in session. the white house hasn't said yet whether it plans to appeal today's ruling. >>> also today, president obama announced he has appointed denis mcdonough
CSPAN
Jan 25, 2013 12:00pm EST
continue to be. president obama has stated again and again, and i want to emphasize this flashy and i prefer a diplomatic resolution to this challenge. i will work to give diplomacy every effort to succeed. but no one should mistake our resolve to reduce the nuclear terror a first set the agenda is a test of -- testified before this committee during a difficult and divided time for a country. today at can't help but recognize that the world is often was in many ways simpler, divided as it was a long bipolar cold war antagonisms, today's world is more complicated than anything we have experienced, from the emergence of china to the arab awakening, and it -- inextricably linked economic health and our mental and demographic issues, proliferation, poverty, pandemic disease, refugees, conflict on going in afghanistan, entire populations and faiths struggling with the demands of modernity and the accelerating pace of technological innovation invading all that, shifting power from nation states to individuals. the end of the cold war henry kissinger pointed out in his superb book on diploma
CBS
Jan 25, 2013 4:00am PST
bill last week. the storm cost billions of dollars in residential property damage and president obama says he will sign the bill. >>> in new jersey, though, the state has adopted some high-cost rebuilding guidelines for residents living in flood zones. homeowners in flood zones will be forced to raise their houses as they rebuild or face exorbitant flood insurance premiums, up to $31,000 a year. raising a house can cost between $30,000 to $60,000. many residents say they don't have that kind of money. >>> overseas now to egypt. today is the second anniversary of the start of the uprising that eventually forced president hosni mubarak from office. they're particularly upset with egypt's new constitution drawn by egypt's dominated legislature. >>> and it looks like smooth sailing for john kerry. the senate is set to easily approve his nomination to be the next secretary of state on tuesday. kerry testified at his confirmation hearing yesterday appearing before the senate foreign relations committee that he chairs. kerry answered questions about iran's nuclear program, energy security, a
CBS
Jan 24, 2013 11:00pm EST
the world trade center. >>> and president obama taps senator john kerry to succeed hillary clinton as secretary of state. kerry is the outgoing chairman of the very committee he's testifying before and he's expected to sail through the process. >>> even john kerry might have a hard time making this town diplomatic. bottom line, we want to you meet a dog that earlier tonight peaked on our photographer. that is the bad news. >> oh, but there's good news. the dog probably saved the life of her housemate waking up her before she died of carbon monoxide poisoning. our gary nurenberg came back with dry shoes. >> reporter: kayla, eight years old, still moves like the devil but is described by christie williamson as -- >> part boston terrier, part angel. >> reporter: a neighbor left a car running for hours, filling her home with carbon monoxide. >> this is my baby girl, and she knew something was wrong. and she was trying to tell her mommy to wake up when she -- weren't you, baby. she saved my life and probably the life of many other people in my condo complex. >> reporter: kayla woke chri
MSNBC
Jan 25, 2013 12:00pm PST
of the state wins that state's votes. so for instance, president obama won virginia by four points last november. thereby earning all 13 of the state's electoral votes. but republicans in virginia who control the state legislature and the governorship have seen intent on changing the rules. the idea to award one electoral vote per congressional district along with a two-vote bonus for winning the most districts. under this formula, what had been a 13-0 obama sweep of virginia last year would have become a 9-4 romney triumph. this is part of a trend. republicans thanks to the wave elections of 2010 control governorships in a number of big blue states. now, with the gop's national chairman cheering them on, republicans in many of the states are talking more and more about pursuing similar rules changes. the effect could be massive. currently, two states, maine and nebraska, award electoral votes by congressional districts. only once in nebraska in 2008 resulted in the vote going to a candidate that didn't win the statewide popular vote but the math changes in bigger states where demo
MSNBC
Jan 25, 2013 12:00am PST
congressional delegations, romney would have defeated president obama by 14 electoral votes, even though president obama still wins the popular vote by 4 percentage points. president obama won these six swing states in the past two elections. he would have lost all of them under the republican scheme to reapportion the votes. republicans are doing this because messing with the democratic process has worked for them in the past. for instance, florida secretary of state kathleen harris was successful in purging eligible voters from the polls in the 2000 election. we all know what happened there. then let's go to ohio, where former secretary of state ken blackwell created a shortage of voting machines in democratic areas to help deliver ohio for bush in 2004. then something interesting really happened. these dirty tricks stopped working. >> voter i.d., which is going to allow governor romney to win the state of pennsylvania, done. [ applause ] >> well, voter i.d. did not deliver pennsylvania or any other state for mitt romney. but the intention was to make it harder for democratic voters to
ABC
Jan 25, 2013 2:40am PST
kerry's problem. president obama's nominee for secretary of state testified yesterday at a senate confirmation hearing on capitol hill but fielded more questions about iran's nuclear program, saying the u.s. must prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear bomb. kerry is expected to be easily confirmed for the job, and possibly start early next month. >>> the murder mystery of washington intern chandra levy captivated the nation during the summer of 2001. she had an affair with congressman gary condit and then murdered. a man named ingmar guandique was convicted in a case based largely on circumstantial evidence and witness testimony. but recently, two secret hearings have been held which are raising questions about the conviction. her parents say they just want justice. >> he's just a criminal, so he shouldn't go free. but if he's innocent of murder, he shouldn't be in jail for it. >> guandique's appeal has been put on hold while the new development in the case is addressed. he is due in court next month. >> two points on this. one, it's funny. this was the story that riveted the natio
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